Matawa First Nations Seek Commitment on Construction of Broadband Fibre Optics Network to Eliminate the Digital Divide

THUNDER BAY, ON: The Matawa First Nations Broadband Working Group were pleased to announce today that they have received commitment from the federal government to move into the design phase of a project aimed at connecting 5 remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario to an advanced fibre-to-the-home broadband network. The remote First Nations of Nibinamik, Webequie, Neskantaga, Eabametoong and Marten Falls are seeking additional commitments from the provincial and federal government to move forward with the construction build which also connects them to Aroland First Nation.